Dag Age Thing & Tales We All Tell: It is ironic that many lie when they are underage to get the perks of adulthood, and then lie when they are adults to appear younger than their real age… I’m not sure where this all started, but the idea of lying about one’s age is as old as sin … I’m tempted to say as old as prostitution but sin is older. 😉
In some cultures, aging with grace means looking your age and acting accordingly; with a dash of wisdom thrown in for good measure. In other cultures, including this one, aging gracefully includes fighting it with every surgical ammunition and magic potion one can find. Wisdom can check back in after the scars have healed. Does it matter really? Is it anybody’s business anyway?
Other than your doctor, employer, relevant government agencies, and yourself, no one else deserves to have access to your real birth age. Sure, advertisers and certain social network groups want your data for obvious reasons, but quite frankly my dear, it’s mine to divulge only if I feel like it and not by force. Now, if you hang out in venues and locations where a card check is required, then by all means divulge, but on some dating sites and networking sites?
Pleeeeease… How many times have you met or heard of a date from one of those dating sites who posted their picture from 25 years ago? You meet them at the library, okay let’s say
local bar Starbucks and you’re scratching your head wondering why the heck they bothered to show up. Ignorance can be a blissful gift at certain points in time.
I mean, if you’re going to stretch the age thing a bit, just post your picture from like 7 years ago; you know, like the one I have on Twitter. Or better yet, why bother being 29, 49, or 69, when you can join me at the 99 year old club… my age on one of those social network sites that insist on referring to us as numbers instead of people. Honestly, Huxley has it right; keep your enthusiasm, live your life fully, wear what you want, claim whatever age you wish, and get on with it.
For those who thumb their noses at the aging, one day you’ll get there too or worse yet… you won’t. For those who wonder about Cougars (older ladies who date young guys), haven’t you heard of Sugar Daddies (older men who date young gals)? They’ve been around longer. 🙂 For those who claim to be 21 when they are 15, I was there once too … but please enjoy your youth. 🙂
For those who claim to be 35 when they are
45 55, you must look fabulous honey, share your secret. For those who prefer to remain truthful about their age even after major work and new-hair-they-paid-for, ride into the sunset baby, Dorian’s looking for you. For all the rest, live a little will you!? Quite frankly, only the government and your GP care. We love you at any age. By the way, did I tell you I’m 99 years old yet? Mwah!
✿♡✿An Early Happy Valentine’s Day to Y’all!✿♡✿
Positive Motivation Tip: Live you life with joy and ease… You are a gift to humanity first, not your age. Keep a beginner’s mind and enjoy life…Don’t give up!
- Save the Date: Have a Happy Cougar Valentine’s Day! (time.com)
- Romance For Alice, My Aging Parent (blogs.forbes.com)
- Jewish dating site puts “Mother knows best” to the test (holykaw.alltop.com)
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Photo of Robot Soldier at Ghibli Museun in Mitaka, Japan, from my personal collection.